#3 Product of the WeekFebruary 29, 2016
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Ben Lang
Ben LangMaker@benln · Shipping
Hi everyone, happy to share what I’ve been working on for the past year. Mapme is a super simple publishing platform for map-based content. You can do all kinds of cool things with it, such as: crowdsource data, share stories, map your community, display locations or anything you want. We’ve seen organizations, publishers, governments and individuals do incredible things with the platform so far; from crowdsourcing accessible locations in Canada, to mapping health centers in Zambia, to contextualizing lists of the top veggie places in Berlin. Mapme started as a fun side project of mine while I was serving in the military. The original project was Mapped In Israel, a crowdsourced map of the Israeli tech ecosystem, which took off and became an awesome resource for the community. During my service I received hundreds of emails from people asking if I could help them create similar maps but of all kinds of different topics. Long story short, after I finished my army service, we built an awesome team around Jan '15, raised a round and started to grow our product. As a first time founder I’ve learned a lot along the way, primarily by making mistakes. Making our experience more transparent has been a really enjoyable part of the journey. We’ve made some our metrics public. Shared a list of everything I’ve learned in the past year. Published our fundraising deck. Built a unique team in an incredible country. And hopefully plenty more to come. Happy to answer any questions you may have. Always available by email, ben@mapme.com or Twitter
Sasha Kozachuk
Sasha Kozachuk@sashakozachuk · CTO at https://www.appsfoundation.com
@benln @mapme Awesome product! Question: Is API available only by invites? I would love to see how many cool apps can be created with this platform.
Ben Lang
Ben LangMaker@benln · Shipping
@sashakozachuk Thanks! Yep we have an API - http://www.programmableweb.com/a... Ping me ben@mapme.com and I'll send you a key for it.
Noam Avigdor
Noam Avigdor@navigdor · Founder & CTO @ Klear.com
@benln @mapme Keep on rocking, great stuff!
John Proksch-Whaley
John Proksch-Whaley@johnrwhaley · Hardware & Digital Designer
@benln @mapme UI design is on point! 👏
Shashwat Pradhan
Shashwat Pradhan@shashwatpradhan · CEO/Founder @emberify
@benln @mapme looks neat! 🙌
Elya Weingrod
Elya Weingrod@elyawp · Product Owner @Selina
Amazing Product that I just started to work with! Keep up the Great work!
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Ben Lang
Ben LangMaker@benln · Shipping
Ahmad Younis
Ahmad YounisMaker@ahmayou · Founder at Playtoon
Hello everyone! We're very proud to have Mapme on Product Hunt! We invested a lot of time to deliver the best product out there for creating maps without any coding. In 3 simple steps you can have your map ready to go. We offer a lot of powerful, optional features like crowdsourcing, importing / exporting your data, reviews... Will be happy to answer your questions and get your feedback at ahmad@mapme.com
Pietro Blu Giandonato
Pietro Blu Giandonato@pietro_blu_giandonato
@ahmayou @mapme just tried to create a map, but there's a way to export data in some way?
Ahmad Younis
Ahmad YounisMaker@ahmayou · Founder at Playtoon
@pietroblu there is :) From the left side, go to settings > Import/Export Data and you'll have an export button there waiting for you to click it!
Roy Munin
Roy Munin@muninjlm · CEO, MadeinJLM
I love mapme, I've been using it to map out Jerusalem's tech community for the past few months - Mapme.com/JLM. At first it shocked everyone to find out how much action is happening around them that they weren't aware of, and gradually it became a reference and incredibly useful and valuable tool for our community including stakeholders and municipality officials - people refer to it every day to check locations of places, and find out what's around them. I think it's one product that has a chance to truly change what's possible for local communities if used in the right way. Mapme stories is a factory for good content. The Mapme team has been super helpful and responsive with support.
Ben Lang
Ben LangMaker@benln · Shipping
@muninjlm awesome to have you on board Roy. Go Jerusalem!
Stefanie Amini
Stefanie Amini@stefamini · Discovering Coffee & Gossip Media
Mapme is an awesome product that has helped my startup to grow through the ability to visualize my services for the target audience. What started out as a side project turned into something viable because of the ease of use and product features of the maps. Highly recommend using this product! Check out what we did with the map! http://www.discoveringcoffee.com/
Ben Lang
Ben LangMaker@benln · Shipping
@stefamini awesome to have you on board!